What is meant by Cloud Computing?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Cloud computing in simple words, is a way to access your data stored on a remote server by means of an application installed on your PC, laptop or a mobile phone. It enables you to store large amounts of data on a remote server which can be accessed from any corner of the world and all you need is an internet connection.

    It is a way most of the companies now a days are using to store data which can be accessed from anywhere instead of carrying it along.

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  • 8 years ago

    Cloud Computing is the ability to use the power of other computers (located somewhere else) and their software, via the Internet (or sometimes other networks), without the need to own them. They are being provided to you, as a service.

    Google as an example of cloud computing

    What happens when you type and search something on Google?

    Have you ever thought about this? Does your PC goes through all that information, sorts it out for you and display all the relevant results? No, it doesn’t. Otherwise, you would wait much longer for a simple results page to display. A simple PC can’t process all those billions of websites in a fraction of a second, like Google does. Your PC only serves as a messenger to tell Google what you are looking for. Everything else is done by some of Google’s powerful computers located somewhere, Who-Knows-Where in the world.

    Now, did you ever care about how or where that comes from? Why would you, right? Exactly. That’s a great example of how cloud computing is used.

  • celena
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Cloud computing is a colloquial expression used to explain a form of exclusive computing standards that contain a gigantic quantity of computers that are linked by way of an actual-time communique community (as a rule the web). Cloud computing is a jargon term with out a most commonly accredited non-ambiguous scientific or technical definition. In science, cloud computing is a synonym for dispensed computing over a network and means the capability to run a application on many connected desktops whilst. The reputation of the term can be attributed to its use in marketing to sell hosted offerings within the experience of utility provider provisioning that run patron server application on a remote location.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Cloud computing is the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service to a community of end-recipients. The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams.

    Cloud computing entrusts services with a user's data, software and computation over a network.

    There are three types of cloud computing:

    1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS),

    2. Platform as a service (PaaS), and

    3. Software as a service (SaaS).

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  • 8 years ago

    Cloud Computing is a service usually offered to clients (you and me, customers) .

    This service acts by using remote servers to store, manage, access and process data rather than on a local server.

    Clients often rent software and databases.

    Source(s): IT Professional
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It means having several computers work on one very difficult or very long computing project.

    Think of getting a 200-problem math assignment. Instead of doing it all yourself, you split up the assignment among 4 people, then you all share answers when you're done.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Whn u die thn the angels in the clouds computes ur sins n all before they let u in heven or theow to hell.. This is cloud computing!!!

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You basically compute on a remote server, all your data stays not on your local network but on a different server that is accessed through a certain terminal (securely).

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